The following birds are available for sale at this time. They are priced so the average person can afford them. So don't pass up some good birds just because they're not priced at several hundred dollars each. If you're at the other end of the financial spectrum, you need to realize that these are pedigreed animals and not street pigeons. The day of the five-dollar pigeon is long gone. They are priced so I can receive some reasonable return on the investment I have made in feed, time caring for them, etc.
What is a pigeon really worth? The value of a pigeon depends on three factors, and you can read about them here.
You will find some rare-colored birds among those listed. It is important to remember that we are a FLYING loft, not a COLOR loft. Our rare colors are required to fly right with the other birds. We sell youngsters that we raise out of our flyers, but we will seldom sell the rare-colored flyers themselves because we will be using them later as breeders.
I am selling pigeons, not paper, but almost all of those listed below have extensive pedigrees. I will provide whatever pedigree information I have on each bird listed. Feel free to email me and request an electronic copy of the pedigree of any bird listed here.
PLEASE NOTE: 2012 saw another significant increase in postal rates. Therefore, if birds are to be shipped to you (shipping to destinations in the USA only), the shipping charge will be $55 for one or two birds, $75 for 3 or 4 birds, $100 for 5 or 6 birds, and $120 for 7 or 8 birds to cover the cost of postage and a special USPS-approved shipping box. (Larger boxes not only cost more, but they also mean even more weight, hence the jump in shipping costs as the number of birds increases.) More than 8 birds will require a second box.
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2013 recessive opal bar hen. This is an unflown sister to "Snake River" aka "Little Snake", winner of 1st at 210 miles and 4th place at 130 miles. Parents are my current foundation breeding pair among my opals and cherries. It is my own family but is heavy in HVR, Janssen and VanHee lineage. Full pedigree. Special note: Her nestmate (also a hen) is also available at the same price. Price reduced: $50
|2.||2010 "near white" cock, no. 0076, primarily Delbar, down from the CBS imports of 500- and 600-mile winning stock of C. Korstanje of the Netherlands. Sire of this bird is out of a pair that raised multiple-diploma winning birds, including a first at 200 miles. Dam is 3/4 Delbar, also down from the original CBS imports. This pigeon is out of a pair of pure whites, but he shows some very light red grizzling. He is a bit coarse, but handles very well. He is solid, tight, with long, knife-like flights and a long tail. Full pedigree. Price: $100|
|3.||Skylake Sions are among the most beautiful, if not THE most beautiful family of racing pigeons that exist. Here is a very nice 2013 silver cock bred from a hen directly from Dr. Mike Brown and a cock that was raised from a pair of Dr. Brown's birds. The Skylake Sions speak for themselves, so I don't feel I need to say much else. Full pedigree. Price: $75|
|4.||Positively gorgeous recessive opal hen , no. 37000. This is an unflown late hatch; but besides being one of the most beautiful pigeons you will find in a racing loft she is also a full sister to a 200-mile winner and also sister to another bird that was 2nd @ 125 miles. I keep telling myself I need to keep this pigeon for breeding (and I still might do so), but when I look at the size of my flock I try to tell myself I don't need her. Price reduced: $75|
|5.||2013 Skylake Sion hen. This is an older sister to the silver cock listed about at no. 3. She is right out of the breeding loft. She has 2 youngsters on our current YB team, both with 2 races under their belts as of this writing, as well as 4 others who have been sent to futurities. This is a beautiful medium-sized hen whose picture does not do her justice. The only reason she is for sale is due to my need to reduce the number of breeders I keep. Full pedigree. Price: $100|
SALE PENDING July hatch blue bar no. 4963, sex unknown but appears to be a hen. This pigeon carries the gene for barless and also the gene for cherry (red phase recessive opal). Sire is a full brother to "Snake River", a 200-mile winner, and dam is a blue barless down from a pair of imported barless from Willi Thiele of Australia on one side and the "Iceman" family crossed onto VanLoon. Two older siblings are on our YB team, both having a top ten finish. Price: $25 - Sale Pending (RA)
Two June hatch "Hollywood" reds, sex unknown. Sire, no. 267-09, is inbred "Hollywood" Hofkens, and is out of a Ken Christopher cock that is a grandson of "Hollywood" and a hen that is a full sister to "Holly", who was bred by ron Deisher out of a brother/sister mating. He is about as intensively inbred as they come. Dam is also very highly inbred "Hollywood", but she is also 1/8 Meuleman. These birds should make great breeders, but they definitely need an outcross. Try crossing to Meulemans if you want to keep the color. If color is not an objective, a good family of Janssens would do the job. Price: $75 each or both for $125
July hatch "near white" (very light red grizzle)out of a race winner. Sex unknown, but looks like a cock. Sire is pure long-distance Delbar. He flew 2 short races as a young bird and then was stocked. Dam is Janssen/Van denAbele. She has flown five races out to 180 miles and has a win at 120 plus a 4th at 100 miles. Full pedigree. Buy now, as price will go up as he matures. Price: $35
|9.||August 1st hatch blue bar, sex unknown. This pigeon definitely carries the gene for cherry, and because both its parents carry barless, it is likely that it carries barless as well, particularly considering the "broken" bar as it appears in the photo. This is my own family, and it consists of a blend of VanHee, HVR, Janssen. Sire is "Matty H", one of my foundation cherry cocks. Dam is a black that flew three races out to 250 miles prior to being pulled for stock. Her sire is a full brother to "Snake River", a 200-mile winner Full pedigree. Price: $25|
|10.||Here are two more "near whites", no. 4895 on the left of the photo and 4964 on the right. 4895 is basically a pure white with a couple colored tail feathers. Sire is a white Houben cock out of a pair of Clausing birds that go back to "410" and "Ziko II". Dam is one of my own white hens that is half Delbar and the other half Meuleman/Janssen. 4964 is out of a pair of my flyers. Sire is half Dworek. He flew 4 races out to 180 miles as a YB and has a 5th-place diploma at 180. He is also the nestmate of the winner of that 180. Dam is a Dworek/Delbar cross. Full pedigrees on both birds, which were hatched in early July of this year. Price: $25 each.|
|11.||This is "8415", a 2008 reduced checker pied cock that is my current foundation cock in my reduced program. The picture does not do him justice due to the moult, but I have often said he is the most beautiful reduced pigeon I have ever raised. If you saw him in full feather you would understand why I say that. Almost every reduced in my loft goes back to him. Next year he will be replaced in the loft with two grandsons, one of which is reduced and the other a blue check that carries reduced and which has flown three races so far this year with one finish in the top ten and the other two times being on or right behind the first drop. A son of 8415 has a 4th-place diploma at 180 miles; this is a family of rare colors that are truly racing quality. 8415 is primarily Janssen with a dash of Van Reet and Meuleman. Full pedigree. Price: $200|
July hatch "cherry" (red phase recessive opal) no. 4962, sex unknown but appears to be a cock. This pigeon is the nestmate of lot no. 6 above. He carries the gene for barless. Sire is a full brother to "Snake River", a 200-mile winner, and dam is a blue barless down from a pair of imported barless from Willi Thiele of Australia on one side and the "Iceman" family crossed onto VanLoon. Two older siblings are on our YB team. Both have a finish among the top ten. Price: $50
SPECIAL OFFER! - DIRECT FROM THE BREEDING LOFT - PROVEN PAIR OF DREAMBOY JANSSENS.
2008 Blue bar cock and 2010 blue check drizzle hen. In both 2013 (5th) and 2014 (3rd) they raised a diploma winner and have produced several young that have flown consistently for us locally and in futurities. Cock was purchased from Erik Hall via iPigeon. He is an inbred grandson of "Dreamboy"; mother is a daughter of Dreamboy mated to his half-sister and sire is a grandson of Dreamboy. Hen was bred by me; she is out of a grandson of Dreamboy and a hen that is Blue Miracle Janssen on one side and Janssen from Ralph Viafora on the other side. This pair is for sale ONLY because I am engaged in a serious reduction of breeders as I get older and find it harder to take care of so many pigeons. Price: $300 for the pair, or $175 each if sold individually. - Sale Pending (ER)